Business Scene for the week of 1/11/2012

westwood chowder cook-off

The Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce is holding their third annual Chowder Cook-Off at the Westwood Visitors Center Saturday, Jan. 14, rain, snow or shine! It’s a day planned for fun for the entire family with a barbecued oyster bar, crafts fair, live music, bounce house for the kids and a 50/50 drawing. Chowder entry applications will be accepted as late as the morning of the cook-off.  For more information call the chamber office at 256-2456 and leave a message if it goes unanswered.

She’s a busy greenville journalist

Jane Braxton Little launched the new year with a story in Scientific American.  “The Plight of the Condors” is her fourth article in the New York-based publication.  Little, who began her journalism career with Feather Publishing Co., writes for The Sacramento Bee and numerous national publications that include Utne, American Forests and Audubon, where she is a contributing editor. The longtime Indian Valley resident works from her offices in Greenville.

PAMPERED CHEF and miche bags rep

After retiring from the Plumas County Building Department after a 25-year career, Linda Sayre has started a home-based business selling Pampered Chef kitchen products. The company has been helping families prepare delicious meals since 1980 with tools that make cooking quick, easy and fun.

She also sells Miche Bags, billed by the five-year-old company as not just a chic handbag, but also a unique concept that can give the bag dozens of fashionable looks by changing the exterior. Linda is a 31-year resident of Hamilton Branch and can be reached at 596-3703.

noting the january anniversaries
  • Although he has actually been practicing his trade for over 46 years, 20 years ago Al Holloway opened Holloway Engineering,his mechanical engineering business at Quincy’s Gansner Airfield. Al and his team specialize in rebuilding radial piston engines — the kind commonly used in antique airplanes and biplanes. The engines are shipped to their facility from customers around the world. Oh, and if you don’t have an airplane but have a project that requires precision computerized machining or heli-arc welding they do that as well.
  • This marks the 19th year John Pato has managed the Graeagle Chevron for the West family. Troy Holt, an ASC certified auto technician with decades of experience, begins his fifth year there taking care of everything from minor tune-ups and oil changes to brake jobs and major overhauls — foreign or domestic. We also understand he is quite adept at repairing small engines like the ones in snowblowers and snowmobiles.
  • Juliana Mark begins her fourth year as proprietor of J’s Feather River Rental. Her growing Delleker business offers a large assortment of quality rental items for virtually any light or heavy-duty project. She also has access to a pool of hardworking laborers and skilled craftsmen to help with most any project.
  • Our best to Chester’s Kristy Lee who is now in her 17th year of business with Never Neverland, a preschool and after school care program for school-aged children.
  • Graeagle-based DISHgrace Party Rentals has been providing party supplies throughout Plumas County for eight years. To make it more convenient, owner Klytia Dutton said customers can reserve dates, view inventory and place an order through her website.
  • Traci’s Sweet Surprises, located in downtown Quincy near Ayoob’s Main Street Styles, is celebrating its second anniversary. Owner/baker Traci Downey can create specialty cakes for any occasion using fresh ingredients and scratch recipes without lard — she only uses sweet cream butter. Of course, these would include birthday cakes, baby showers, weddings, anniversaries and so on. Each is hand decorated to your specifications. Don’t forget the assortment of scrumptious cinnamon rolls, bagels, cheesecakes, brownies, pastries and more that are all baked fresh daily. By the way, Traci will be moving her business in April to larger, more convenient location inside the historic Clinch Building next to Flanigan Leavitt Insurance.





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